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NSF Mini Travel Grants - 10th Pan American Congress Appl. Mech

Nanshu Lu's picture

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a recent award to help increase graduate student participation at the Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM X).  These awards will be made in the form of mini-travel grants ($500 - $1,000) for exceptionally qualified students to participate in PACAM X January 7-11, 2008, in beautiful Cancun, Mexico.

If you know of deserving Masters-level or Doctorate-level students, please encourage these individuals to apply for this opportunity to present their research to an international forum.  Applications may be downloaded at<

Interested students should email their forms to by August 15th, 2007.  The subject heading in the email should read: PACAM X NSF Travel.

Negotiations for accommodations have been finalized with very appealing rates at two all-inclusive resorts in Cancun.  Please visit<
to view the full announcement with information about PACAM X and various links including the beach-front resorts and all activities.  PACAM X issponsored by the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) and by NSF.

The conference is chaired by Prof. Thomas Attard (California State University, Fresno).  As a reminder, final papers are due by August 15, 2007 as indicated on the conference website.  Registration fees for student are $125 and non-students are $275 (U.S.).  Participants are welcome to submit up to 3 papers at the single registration cost for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.  Authors of an exceptional paper/ presentation may be asked to submit a full-length version(s) of their work for possible publication in a
Special Edition of the Journal of Materials of Mechanics and Structures ( ).

Attached is the official Call for Papers.

PDF icon PACAM X - Call for Papers.pdf764.28 KB


what about the deadline for full-length paper, august 15th or sept 15th ? It's different in your Call for paper and conference homepage.

Nanshu Lu's picture

As in the Full-Length Paper Submittal:

The Final Full-Length Paper should be 4-pages long and submitted electronically in .PDF form by August 15th, 2007 to

Sorry for the confusion.

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